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Stoneware Collectors’ Program: George Lent and Sons

Born in 1774, George Lent was one of our earliest and most influential American potters. He spent time working in Cornwall, Albany, Troy, Poughkeepsie and Lansingburgh New York. Along the way, he would help define the upstate New York style that prevailed over the first half of the 19th century.

This program will begin with a remembrance of Steve German who passed away on August 1. Steve, and his wife Lorraine, proprietors of Mad River Antiques, LLC, have coordinated the twice-yearly Stoneware Collectors’ Group events in Bennington since 2009.

About the Presenter

Jude Hanley’s new book is coming out someday. Meanwhile, for the last 10 years, Jude has been researching the local potteries of Troy, Lansingburgh and Albany in an attempt to retrieve as much lost to history as he can. Jude is an art teacher going into his 29th year with the North Colonie Central School District. He earned his BFA from Alfred University and a M.S. in Education from Boston University and The College of St. Rose. Jude has recently given talks on stoneware at the Lansingburgh Historical Society, the Monroe Clayworks, and the Bennington Museum.

There is no charge for this program, but registration is required. Please consider making  a donation to support Bennington Museum’s programs.

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